Newman Regional Health Quality and Safety Initiatives
At Newman Regional Health, we are committed to providing high quality healthcare in a patient-centered environment. NRH has implemented a number of initiatives aimed at providing good clinical outcomes and a positive patient experience.
On admission, each patient is assigned a primary nurse. The role of the primary nurse is to coordinate the patient's stay. This encourages greater involvement of patients and families in planning their care. Depending on services needed, patients may also be assigned a primary therapist.
Hourly rounding is an important tool. Your nurse or another member of your healthcare team will check on you hourly. You may not be aware of rounding since we don't wake you when you are asleep. When you are awake, your nurse will check on your pain level. We always want to help you achieve an acceptable pain goal. Your nurse will also check to assure you are in a comfortable position, assist you to the bathroom, and help you locate personal items.
At Newman Regional Health, we are committed to providing patient-centered care in a safe environment. That means the right patient will receive the right care at the right time.
Falls are a major concern to us. We want to protect you. In a recent study, 50% of all patient falls were due to the patient believing they were ready to move on their own before they were physically able.
For your safety, there are several call lights located within your room. We encourage our patients and families to call us to escort you safely when getting up to go to the bathroom. In addition, alarm devices may be placed in beds and on chairs to alert the healthcare team that you may need assistance when moving around your room.
Hand Washing is the single most effective way to limit the spread of germs. We encourage all visitors to clean their hands when entering or leaving a patient's room. For your convenience, hand sanitizer dispensers are located in all patient rooms and hung on the walls throughout the facility.
Nursing Excellence Award Winners
Newman Regional Health has recognized Jamie Granado, BSN, RNC-OB; Bobby Johnson, BSN, RN; and Andrea Elwood, BSN, RN, CHPN for excellence in nursing (pictured left to right).
To recognize and reward excellence in nursing practice and service, Newman Regional Health initiated the Nursing Excellence Program (NEP). Nursing applications for the NEP are reviewed by a subcommittee of the Professional Development/Education and Research Council. The committee evaluates achievement based on evidence of professional/leadership development, quality process improvement, and organizational and community involvement.
Newman Regional Health congratulates the recipients of the Nursing Excellence Award and appreciates their contributions toward patient care and our community.